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Poster: fenario80 Date: Aug 30, 2018 11:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead & Co.

I wouldn't spend a cent on this band, and I'm not really going to defend them - but I have watched a lot of the free previews on Facebook/Nugs and have been pleasantly surprised a few times. I like what they do with Althea - reportedly Mayer's favorite song. I like him best when he's not trying so hard to play like Jerry -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIikdy1LOpA

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Aug 30, 2018 12:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead & Co.

He actually does some good playing on his solo and like you said he is better when not coping Jerry,but Althea suffers without Jerry's vocal and guitar style.This version with Weir's grating slide,Chimenti's overplaying the piano parts and Mayer's different guitar style and annoying hipster vocal take away all nuance and subtlety which is Althea's strength.It's not supposed to have an explosive guitar solo in it,but more of a gentle build as opposed to practiced guitar gymnastics.

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Poster: pdm59 Date: Oct 9, 2018 7:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead & Co.

I went to see DeadCo at Alpine Valley this summer with my 21 year old daughter and a friend of mine. Neither had seen the Dead of course, nor Alpine Valley. Both have listened to the Dead and really enjoy the music, naturally, if they didn't I just would not hang out with them. Tough love.
I will say that at some points it was definitely working, musical magic was flowing.
Enough about the band though and on to parking lot purchases. For the price of one Tootsie roll I was able to purchase Racoon Insurance from rabid (?) fan. Policy ran from that night up to the first day of Fall. Good times as usual.
I am betting that with the number of posts on this thread that Racoon man's antics will go unnoticed by most and that is fine. Just that it happened is refreshing.